Temperatures in the UK are likely to soar as high as 20C over the coming week as the tumultuous Storm Noa begins to clear across the country. According to the Met Office, more “settled” conditions are on their way with rain giving way to warmer days.
Temperatures are likely to reach between 18C-20C during the next week, which will be higher than the forecasts are predicting in Rome.
On Friday 21 April, and in the following days until Sunday 23, temperatures could soar to highs of 19C in London, with areas of the north reaching a sunny 18C.
Though accompanied by light rain and a gentle breeze at the beginning of the weekend, these highs would mark the hottest days of 2023 thus far if predictions are met.
Grahame Madge, a meteorologist with the Met Office told Express.co.uk: “The maximum temperature next week is expected to be around 20C, which is a little bit above average for this time of the year.
“However, this isn’t exceptional for April.
“Looking at the temperatures at the moment, it seems we are quite far from a heatwave.”
According to 16-day forecasts by The Weather Outlook, Rome could reach highs of just 18C on April 21 although BBC Weather reports the temperature could match Britain at 20C due to light rain showers affecting the region.
Looking only a short way ahead to the coming days, much of the UK will return to the warm conditions enjoyed over much of the extended Easter weekend, experts have said, with highs of 14C in London expected on Saturday (15th) afternoon.
Sunday looks even more promising, with the Met Office predicting temperatures of 16C in the southeast.
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Mr Madge further stated that the highest temperature recorded in the UK during this time of the year was in 1949 in London at 29.4C.
Data from the last two years shows that the highest UK temperature during this time of the year in 2022 was 23.4C at St James Park (London) on 15 April.
Similarly, in 2021, the highest UK temperature recorded in April was 21.4 at Treknow (Cornwall) on April 1.
The Met Office further advises that, between Tuesday 18 April and Thursday 27 April, much of the UK is to experience fine, dry conditions amidst high pressure.
The forecast is a welcome change from the havoc wreaked by Storm Noa this week with hundreds of properties across the UK experiencing a loss of power, fallen tress and tumultuous winds reaching heights of up to 96 miles per hour.